What would Jesus say? A big question, no doubt, and one pondered by Kindred member Dora Roberts as she sat in The Cellar surrounded by the hustle and bustle of what was then, just a few weeks ago, a normal day. She was asked if there was anything she’d like to get across in this…

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Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s largest mountain with a summit standing nearly 20,000 feet above sea level, is no small feat. For most who do it, it is a memory of a lifetime. For some, it is a life-changing event with few comparisons. For one member of our community, it is something to do next year.…

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Kindred is a place for people to meet with an open-mind and an inquisitive spirit, to be interested in new connections and to explore new conversations. So when meeting a member who is a poet, a YouTuber, a social entrepreneur, a life coach and a motivational speaker, you might not be entirely sure what to…

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A co-working space needs people willing to work in the same place as each other, but for Kindred, and its grand plan of building a real, connected community, it dreamed of attracting one or two people a bit different. Someone willing to get involved, to try new things and to *whisper it quietly* actually dare…

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Sitting down with Erica Basta, Kindred’s Reception Manager, I wonder how many interesting questions I actually have around the reservations system. Something about a preference for Google or Apple? Email or telephone, maybe? “Ask me anything” she says, cheerfully “I don’t mind, I am a very honest person. Just don’t ask me about my sex…

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When an organisation puts its values front and centre, either as their tagline or by mentioning it at any chance they get, it brings a certain amount of expectation. From customers, from staff, from everyone. If you’re then the person in charge of putting that into action, the pressure cranks up even more. Imagine being…

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